Ai-Wen Wu Kratz, of Chinese origin, is a painter and photographer.

She received BFA degree in Painting and Mathematics from Fort Wright College, Spokane, Washington; and a MFA degree in Painting and Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is an alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine; and of New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY.  She holds a Diploma, “Breaking Into Print” from Long Ridge Writers Group, West Redding, Connecticut.

Wu Kratz was praised by critics for her ‘wide range of competence’ and ‘standard of excellence.’  She is recognized for her remarkable command with lines. She taught at the University of Missouri. In addition to the U.S., she had Solo Exhibitions in France, Germany, England, Egypt and Austria. Her works are in collections in Canada, Germany, Bangladesh and the U.S., including the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.